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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 30, 2010 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Pat Metheny
Eric Johnson
Doc Watson
Chet Atkins
Tommy Emmanuel
Les Paul
Joe Satriani
Stanley Clarke
Jaco Pastorius



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Hi Rick - how's the garden growing now spring is officially here?

I'm going to make the possibly embarrassing confession that I hadn't heard of Tommy Emmanuel before. I've just been looking at a couple of the YouTube clips linked from his website and you can certainly count me impressed - that's one guy with a lot of talent. I'm guessing I owe you a vote of thanks, Namor!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 30, 2010 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Hey Rob -

Look for his "Guitar Boogie" clip on You Tube. There are several versions, all are mind numbing. Just before Chet Atkins died he said the Tommy Emmanuel was a "Certified Guitar Player". Seems to me to be a pretty high honor bestowed by one qualified to do so.

We are having 5 yards of compost/topsoil delivered this weekend to top off the beds and get to planting. The Farmer's Almanac says the last frost for our area ia 5 April - we are gambling that it has already happened. Mrs. Mando is going nuts with her herb garden again this year - but I'm not complaining. She uses it in everything she cooks. There's something about eating food that's only a few minutes old that is really rewarding.

Our bok choy finally bolted last weekend and we have flower stalks that are about 3 feet high - real pretty tiny yellow blooms. We are going to let them go to seed and pick some seed for next fall. I thought the leaves would taste bitter after flowering but they are real tender and sweet.

The broccoli is about done, as is the cabbage but we have more mustard greens than I know what to do with. I have been taking 4-5 full grocery bags of fresh cut mustard greens and bok choy to work for the past couple of days. I have been trading for future delivery of habanero and jalapeno peppers for my West African Nuclear Death Salsa (I have a friend in Winston-Salem who grows African Bird's Eye peppers that make a habanero taste like a marshmallow).

We are also planting 4 (more) different kinds of thyme and oregano, along with some grape and watermelon salvia to attract the bees and hummingbirds.

In short order, Mrs. mando will have our backyard set up as our "Fortress of Solitude"

I'll keep you posted on how things develop. Mrs. Mando will be documenting everything on her FlickR account so I'll periodically post the link.

On a separate note, I had breakfast with Jim Glynn Saturday - he was passing through on his way to South Carolina with the family for Spring Break. What a great bunch of kids. We took some pictures down on the oceanfront and I'll get them loaded up soon.

Always nice to put a face to the names of people here in the Forum.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Rick - thank you for this, I really enjoyed reading that post. Sounds to me like you live somewhere pretty much close to paradise. I hope I've said before how much I appreciate not only Mrs Mando's photographic talents, but also her talent in producing such wonderful produce to photograph in the first place. I'll look forward to seeing the coming year's harvest.

We've had miserable wet weather here recently (the lawn seems to be about 80 percent moss to 20 percent grass its so damp), or any time the sun has been shining I've been stuck in front of the computer, so nothing very much has been done in the garden so far. The compost heap has been dug out and distributed over the beds but that's about it.

Have to say, I like the sound of the West African Nuclear Death salsa, bet that makes for an entertaining meal.

It's nice to know you had an enjoyable visit with Jim - he's always struck me as being one of the forum's good guys.

If it's ok with you I'll drop you an email in the next couple of days, then maybe we can talk food and gardens and clear a little space in the forum for some music discussion. (Hah!)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 30, 2010 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Shoot me an email whenever you want. Discussing music, self-sufficient gardening, the economy, political imcompetence (redundant???) and Peak Oil really get me going.

Okay, so 2 out of 5 are pleasant discussion topics - hey if I played second base, a BA of .400 would put me in Cooperstown.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 30, 2010 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Hey Rob - I've seen Tommy Emmanuel live several times. The guy is nothing short of phenomenal.

2 hours, 1 man, 1 guitar and 1 mesmerized audience.

http://www.sierranevada.com/bigroom/videohighlights.html

Check out Boogie 101. The Ford Brothers clip isn't bad either.

My home venue!! Drool my friends, drool.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

Damn, flow, you're a fortunate guy.

I wish those clips were longer. I particularly didn't want the Guy Clark one to end so soon. He's one very talented songwriter.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 30, 2010 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grandmothers and guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBEbYXa6Cik